I always thought it would be fun to have a bar out on a patio, in a back yard, basement hangout, etc. In the past I have had a few friends and family members with these types of setups. Even when not drinking alcohol they were a fun spot to hang out. Since I started brewing my own beer at home, I thought this would be ideal. When we moved to Florida the house we are renting had a nice screened in patio that is just begging for a bar stocked full of beer and good times!
So soon after moving here we decided we could make one our selves. It all started with a neighbor seeing me struggle to take apart a pallet that just happened to come with the house. I think he felt bad for me (never owned a power tool in my life other than a cordless drill) so he lent me a few tools. He does construction so he even had some nice 2×4’s in his back yard that he needed to throw out. I gladly accepted all the help he offered and got to working on my bar. It has been a long process. Mainly because I ran out of pallets (this was before I found my hook-up) then ran extremely low on time and motivation. I wish I had all of the photos to share with you but unfortunately after breaking a few phones and not backing things up, I seem to have lost most of them.
The bar has gone through some changes since I first decided to make it. At first I just wanted to make it simple but it seemed to look more like a shelf than anything. I then added a L shape to it and continued to add from there. Currently it is mostly done except the one side. This is because I have a crazy idea of converting that side to a refrigerated compartment that will be big enough to house 1 – 2 home brew kegs. I do not have the kegs yet or the ability to dispense from a keg so until I do it will have to house my bottles. However, I would like it to be ready to go once I get the kegs.